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Review: Solefald – Norrønasongen – Kosmopolis Nord

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Solefald – Norrønasongen – Kosmopolis Nord
Design by Trine og Kim

Solefald
Norrønasongen – Kosmopolis Nord

Side A
1. Norrønaprogen
2. Det Siste Landskap (An Icelandic Odyssey Part IV)
3. Norskdom

Side B
4. Norrøna: Ljodet Som Ljoma
5. Songen: Vargen

Released: October 27th, 2014
Indie Recordings
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I’m ashamed to say I’ve only just listened to the new Solefald EP. I suppose my love and adoration of them is slowly but surely dwindling away and this album seems to be the perfect piece for mourning what passion I once had. I feel lost and broken without the Solefald I knew, but I suppose it was inevitable to one day experience this. Everything must grow and change.

It’s wonderful to see how much the music has matured over the years but the lack of raw chaos just reminds me of the bitterness of growing up. Everything is too serious, too clean, too dull. That childish artistic wonder has gone and instead replaced by that feeling of crushing melancholy you only truly experience as an “adult”.

Norrønasongen: Kosmopolis Nord has left me feeling empty and I’m not sure what to do.

The EP is by no means bad, in fact it is a beautiful piece of work – it’s just that on a personal level I don’t find myself particularly gripped by it. If you enjoy some slow paced and easy to listen to folk then this is ideal for you, at times it reminds me a lot of Hardingrock’s Grimen but with a noisy Germanic twist with Mari Skeie Ljones’ harding fiddle playing almost as perfect as Knut Buen’s. I’m sure this EP will find a place in my heart over time, but for now I can’t lie that I am a little bit disenchanted by it. It breaks my heart to feel this way, I’m Sorry.

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